InvestX Congress 2017

Over 450 people joined us last Saturday, 19 Aug, at InvestX Congress 2017 to come together and learn how to make more profitable investment decisions and become better investors.

The event kick-started at 9AM with Rusmin Ang, co-founder of The Fifth Person, as he talked about how to manage your investment risk and create the ‘perfect portfolio’ to maximise your returns while protecting your downside. He also shared real-life case examples of how companies and even entire industries can be disrupted, and why it’s crucial to revisit a company’s long-term fundamentals to avoid being caught.

The next speaker was Alvin Chow – co-founder of Dr Wealth. He shared how investors can still beat the market by investing in smart beta ETFs. He also talked about how investors can use ‘thematic’ ETFs to gain exposure to promising sectors and industries.

He was then followed by Swiss-Asia fund manager and Heritage Fund co-founder, Tay Jun Hao. He talked about the business capital cycle and Singapore property cycle and how understanding them can improve your investment returns. He also revealed one Hong Kong property conglomerate he’s currently looking at and why.

After lunch saw the introduction of our favourite financial blogger, AK of A Singaporean Stock Market Investor. AK is well-known among the local investing community for making a passive six-figure annual dividend income. But he’s also a highly successful CPF investor and he shared with the audience his steps how he’s amassed over $723,088 in CPF at the age of just 45.

To round off our list of speakers, we had the co-founder of The Fifth Person, Victor Chng, reveal his personal insights on the multi-billion dollar medical industry in Thailand. He shared his research on 12 Thai medical companies and his analysis on their growth drivers, risks, management team, and financial performance. He then explained his intrinsic value of each of the medical stocks in his presentation.

Up next was a panel discussion with our speakers where the audience had the chance to pose any questions they had to the panel for their views and opinions. The hour-long session saw investors ask questions on topics including local vs. foreign investments, portfolio management, CPF and ETFs.

We ended the day with Rusmin closing the event with an investment case study about an Indonesian company that has seen 20 consecutive years of revenue growth and currently dominates the industry it is in. Rusmin broke down the company’s business model, management, financials, and key risks to look out for. He wrapped it up with a step-by-step explanation of how an investor can determine the intrinsic value of the company and when it could be considered potentially undervalued.

For more photo highlights, please view our Facebook photo album.

On behalf on all our partners – ASSI, The Heritage Fund, Dr Wealth, Phillip Capital, Inc., and Wiley Inc – and to all 450 of you who gave us your precious time and chose to invest one full day together with us: Thank you all for making InvestX Congress 2017 an awesome success!

We couldn’t have done it without you 🙂

The Fifth Person

The Fifth Person

The Fifth Person is an award-winning investment site that focuses on Asian and U.S. equity research. The Fifth Person won best independent investment website at the SGX Orb Awards organized by Singapore Exchange in 2018 & 2020.


  1. Truly impressive – speakers and the audience. Investing in such volatile times requires a great of faith and to see such an enthusiastic audience is beyond belief. I am a retiree and just do not dare to gamble away my retirement funds.

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